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Visit the Master's Open Day on 10 November

Study Information

Master's Open Day

10 November 2017
Several locations in Leiden and The Hague

Register now!

Discover our master’s programmes

Are you thinking about studying you master’s in The Netherlands and are you wondering what Leiden University has to offer? During the Master’s Open Day on 10 November you’ll find out which master’s programme suits you! Get to know our university, our students and our lecturers and explore Leiden and The Hague in real life. 

Visit the Master's Open Day and:

  • attend presentations by the different programmes.
  • visit the information fairs, and ask lecturers, students, alumni and study advisers all your questions.
  • discover Leiden and The Hague as one of the  best student cities right in the heart of Europe.

Information per faculty

See the overview of all presentations on the Master's Open Day here.

Welcome to Leiden University

Welcome to Leiden UniversityVisit our presentation for international students ‘Welcome to Leiden University for International Students’ in the Academy Building. You will learn why you should choose Leiden University as your study destination, about student life at the university and about practical matters such as application, admission, housing and international student services. You can visit this presentation at 9.15 or 11.15.

Meet and greet

Apart from the presentation, we organize a Meet and greet with international students, international student advisors, students affairs and housing office for all your questions on living in Holland, admissions, housing, applications, fees and much more. You can visit this meet and greet between 9.00 and 13.00 in the Academy Building.

See the programme of the faculty of Archaeology here.

See the programme of the faculty of Governance and Global Affairs here.

Are you visiting the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs during the Master’s Open Day? Come and find out about our master’s programmes and studying at our faculty.

Get a good impression of the study opportunities, feel the atmosphere and follow the tour through our university buildings in The Hague.  There will be enough opportunity to ask your questions while drinking coffee or tea at our Meet & Greet. Here you can get information about the different Master programmes, career services and housing.

Also you can order a ‘Master Sandwich’ at the restaurant for only € 1,50.

15.00 - 18.45 MEET AND GREET Visit our Meet and Greet, you can find stands from all Masters programmes in the Hague, but also Studying in the Hague and more.


Students are happy to give you a quick tour around Wijnhaven, our brand new university building


The master Political science and Public Administration is part of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and is situated in The Hague.

See the programme of the faculty of Humanities here.

Are you thinking about studying one of Leiden’s Humanities Master’s programmes? Visit the Master’s Open Day and find out more about the programme of your interest. We look forward to welcoming you!

Get yourself a buddy
Are you an international student visiting the Faculty of Humanities during the Master’s Open Day? Then you can register for a buddy to guide you through the day. Having a buddy is a nice way to start your Master’s Open Day. Your buddy can pick you up at the Leiden train station, guide you from building to building and make sure you arrive at your presentations in time. Our buddies are Master’s students themselves so you can also ask them all about what it’s like to study humanities in Leiden.

To register for a buddy, please contact: Communicatie@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Studying Humanities in Leiden information session (11.15 - 12.00)
If you are an international student or a Dutch student with a degree from another university than this session will provide you with all the information you need about studying a humanities MA at Leiden University. The session offers information on important practical matters such as the application procedure and course registration. You will also learn more about social life, including the Humanities study associations.

Location: Room 0.03 in the  Lipsius building

Register now for this session

Tour of Humanities buildings (12.15 - 13.00)
Join us for a tour of the Humanities buildings! During this short tour we will show you all of the Humanities buildings and you will learn more about the history of these buildings. The tour will also take you to the University Library, which houses the recently opened new Asian Library.

You do not need to register for the tour. If you want to join you can just come to the Information desk in the Lipsius building

Information market (14.15 - 16.30)
During the Master’s Open Day the Faculty of Humanities organises an Information Market where you get the chance to get answers to your personal questions and enjoy a free drink! Just a few steps away from the other buildings, you will find representatives from all of our programmes, including lecturers, study coordinators and current students.

Location: Arsenaal building (next to the Lipsius building where most of our presentations take place). You do not need to register for the Information Market.

See the programme of the faculty of Law here.

Would you like to pursue a master’s degree programme at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC)? We suggest you attend Leiden University Master’s Day on 10 November so as to discover everything about the LUMC master’s degrees in medicine, biomedical sciences, vitality and ageing and pharmacy.

On this day you can attend presentations, ask questions to study advisors and talk to master students and alumni. This will give you a good idea of the subject matter of our masters and the career options. At the same time you can taste the atmosphere of the university and the city. 

See the programme of the faculty of Medicine here.

See the programme of the faculty of Science here.

Are you visiting the Faculty of Science during the Master’s Open Day? Please, read the additional information below.

Free shuttle bus Leiden Centraal train station – Main entrance Faculty of Science
Leiden University offers you free transportation between Leiden Centraal (train station) and the main entrance of the Faculty of Science. Shuttles run between 11:15 – 17:30 hours, transfer time is approximately 10 minutes.

Presentation Studying at the Faculty of Science
This presentation will give you useful information about the Faculty of Science. You will find out more about our institutes, research and education. During this presentation our vice-dean Prof.  Han de Winde will also discuss practical matters like application and housing. Are you curious about what our Faculty has to offer? Sign up for the presentation by using the link at the bottom of the confirmation e-mail. You can then update your programme by registering for the presentation: Studying at the Faculty of Science.

Gathering for the Sitterzaal
Are you visiting a presentation of Biology, Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Life Science & Technology? Please note that the Sitterzaal is located near the registration desk. Guidance to the Sitterzaal is available starting from the gathering point 10 minutes prior the presentations.

Gathering labtours
The Astronomy, Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and LST programmes are offering lab tours, directly following the programme presentations. Starting point of the labtours is the information stand of the organizing programme.

Career Service
If you would like to have more information about the career perspectives of a specific master’s specialisation, please visit our Career Service boot at the Atrium.

Welcome to the Master’s Open Day at the Faculty of Social Sciences

See the programme of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Leiden here.

On our campus in The Hague an information session about two specialisations of Political Science (International Organisation and Dutch Politics) will take place at 15.15 hrs. The programme of Campus the Hague is available here

Apart from the different information sessions, we organise several Meet & Greet sessions with students and/or alumni during lunch time in the Central Hal.
At the stand of the Career Service, you can check the career prospects of your preferred master specialisation. Here you can see where alumni  are currently working and what kind of jobs they have.

There is also a stand especially for the international student where you can ask questions or advice about for example living in Leiden or housing.

There is free coffee/tea and fruit available and in our restaurant  you can buy a special Masterday sandwich for just € 1,50.

Please read below some additional information about the programmes of Psychology, Political Science, Education and Child Studies and Cultural anthropology and development Sociology:

From 12.30 to 15.15 there is a Meet & Greet and information market in the Central Hal, where students, alumni and lecturers are present. Here you can also ask questions about the pre-master programme. We strongly recommend that you follow the information session “How to plan your Master’s programme to prepare for a career?” before you go to one of the specialisation sessions.

Political Science:
The general master information session will take place in Leiden. Also In Leiden are the information sessions about the four specialisations: International Politics, Political Legitimacy and Justice, Parties, Parliaments and Democracy and Nationalism, Ethnic conflict and Development and the Research Master.
From 12.00 to 13.30 you have the opportunity to Meet & Greet with students, alumni and study advisors and ask any question you may have.

On our campus in The Hague an information session about the other two specialisations (International Organisation and Dutch Politics) will take place at 15.15 hrs.

Education and Child Studies:
The information sessions take place in het Poortgebouw (3 minute walking distance from the faculty building). Before you enter into an information session you can visit the faculty building and meet and greet with students. You have a chance to see the building where you will be studying and taste the atmosphere.

In het Poortgebouw there is also from 13.00 to 16.00 hrs an information market where you can ask more detailed questions about your preferred specialisation.

Cultural anthropology and development sociology:
Two information sessions are organised in a row which we recommend you to follow in order to have a good idea about the master possibilities and the experiences of students. After that you have a chance to attend a meet & greet lunch with students and lecturers.

Aftermovie Master's Open Day March 2017

Discover student cities Leiden and The Hague

Free time between presentations? Experience the beautiful city of Leiden!  There are many things to discover, see and experience. These are our favorites hotspots you really need to know about:

Coffee and tea


  1. Anne & Max: Gangetje 2
  2. City Hall: Stadhuisplein 3
  3. Aan de Rijn: Nieuwe Rijn 37
  4. Waag: Aalmarkt 21
  5. Koetshuis de Burcht: Burgsteeg 13 
  6. Van Maanen: Nieuwe Rijn

Must sees

  1. De Burcht: Van der Sterrepad
  2. De Waag: Aalmarkt 21
  3. Hooglandse Kerk: Nieuwstraat 20
  4. Koornburg: Koornbrug
  5. Rapenburg (old houses and city canal): Rapenburg

Discover Leiden: visitleiden.nl/en

Coffee, tea, snacks and sandwiches are also available at our faculties. You can even order a Master’s Open Day sandwich at some faculties.

Free time between presentations? Experience the beautiful city The Hague! These are our favorites hotspots you really need to know about:


  1. Lebkov & Sons: Turfmarkt 236
  2. Coffee-star: Spui 68
  3. Hometown: Buitenhof 4
  4. Lola bikes & coffee: Noordeinde 91
  5. Kaldi: Haagsche Bluf 70


  1. Food Hall MingleMush: Anna van Buerenplein 712
  2. Foodcourt Hofhouse: Rijnstraat 10
  3. Rooftopbar Bleyenberg: Grote Markt 10
  4. One of the cafes at town square 'Het Plein': Plein
  5. One of the bars at the market square ‘Grote Markt’: Grote Markt

Must sees

  1. House of Parliament / Binnenhof: Binnenhof
  2. Hofvijver: Lange Vijverberg
  3. Peace Palace / Vredespaleis: Carnegieplein 2
  4. Noordeinde Palace (working palace of The King): Noordeinde
  5. Oldest Dutch shopping centre/ De Passage: De Passage

Discover The Hague : denhaag.com/en/routes

Coffee, tea, snacks and sandwiches are also available at our faculties. You can even order a Master’s Open Day sandwich at some faculties.

Take a walk around Leiden or The Hague and get to know the cities. More information will be on this website soon.

Practical Information Master's Open Day

Public transport Leiden and The Hague

We strongly advise everyone to use public transport to travel to Leiden and The Hague, as parking spaces in the city centre are very scarse. All Leiden venues are within walking distance of Leiden Central train station (the furthest is only 20 minutes away). The Hague Campus is within 5 minutes walking distance of The Hague Central train station.

  • Make sure there are no delays or cancellations on your route and visit travel website 9292.nl before travelling.

Parking Leiden

For those who plan take the car: parking is easy and affordable on the Haagweg car park. While slightly out of the centre, it does have a free city shuttle bus that will bring you to the centre in a matter of minutes. At the end of the day you can either simply walk back to the Haagweg, or phone the shuttle to come pick you up (contact them at 071-5120017). 

It can be busy at the Haagweg, and you might have to wait a while for the shuttle, so you could also consider parking at one of the other locations throughout the city.

Parking space Leiden
1. Haagweg: Haagweg 8, 2311 AA Leiden
2. Centrum Morspoort: Bloemfonteinstraat 2, 2312 ZD Leiden
3. Langegracht: Langegracht 3, 2312 NV Leiden
4. Maliebaan: Navigate to the middle of the Maliebaan
5. Lammermarkt: Lammermarkt 9, 2312 CK Leiden

Parking The Hague

For those who plan take the car: parking costs are €4,- per hour at the parking lots around the The Hague Campus. Because these parking spaces are very scares we strongly advise everyone to use public transport to travel to The Hague.  

  • Make sure there are no delays or cancellations on your route and visit travel website 9292.nl before travelling.

Parking space The Hague 
1.    Q Park - Rijnstraat 8, 2515XP Den Haag 
2.    Parkeergarage Turfmarkt, Schedeldoekshaven 100, 2511 Den Haag
3.    Q-Park (Helicon), Zwarteweg 40, 2511 VS Den Haag
4.    Parkeergarage Den Haag Centraal, Kon. Julianaplein 10, 2595 Den Haag 
5.    Q-Park Centraal Station New Babylon, Pr. Irenestraat 1, 2595 BD Den Haag

Most of these parking lots are within 5 minutes walking distance from the The Hague Campus.

If you have any questions during the Open Day about the programme, the route, the presentations or anything else, please contact the Study Line (071- 527 1111).

Do you already have questions? You can call during office hours or send an email: studielijn@leidenuniv.nl. We are happy to answer your questions.

Entrance ticket

1. I haven’t received an entrance ticket. What should I do?
If you haven’t received an entrance ticket in your inbox, check that it isn’t in your spam folder. If it’s not there, click here to receive a new e-mail with your entrance ticket.

2. Why do I have to have an entrance ticket?
Because the Open Day is so popular, it’s important to register in advance so that you are sure of a place at the presentation of your choice. When you register, you will be sent an entrance ticket which gives you priority over people who decide to come to the Open Day on the spur of the moment (without having registered first).

3. I’ve deleted my entrance ticket by mistake. What can I do now?
Click here to receive a new e-mail with your entrance ticket.

4. Do I have to print out my entrance ticket and bring it with me, or is it enough that I can show the ticket on my telephone?
You can also show your ticket on your telephone.


1. I want to change my programme. How can I do that?
You can change your programme via the link in your entrance ticket. Please note that you will then be sent a new entrance ticket (this will appear, also as an image on screen, once you have registered).

Locations and directions

Here you can find the  Master’s Open Day locations.

Click here for a print version of the map and the routes to the different faculties.